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through seven presidents or something. he says, mr. president, one thing i can guarantee is that at this moment, somewhere, somehow, somebody in the federal government is screwing up. [ laughter ] >> bret: thanks for inviting us into your house tonight, that's it for "special report," fair, balanced and unafraid. >> this is the fox report. tonight, severe weather in the central u.s. tornado watches from the gulf coast to the great lakes and a potential blizzard following that live to the fox weather center. plus, president obama unveiling his plan for immigration reform. >> i'm here today because the time has come for common sense, comprehensive immigration reform. [cheers and applause] >> but some senators have their own plan. >> we need to deal with this. we need to modernize our illegal immigration system is.
we have to deal with the illegal million people that are here now that makes sense not a talking point. >> tonight, county white house and lawmakers come together to find a solution? >> a hero who lost all his limbs in iraq. gets a new pair of arms. >> i really don't know what to say because it's such a big thing for my life. >> tonight, the ground breaking surgery and what this soldier says he is going to do now. >> a sink hole opens up in the middle of the city. and an entire building disappears into the earth. plus, $58 billion of unclaimed cash. you will see how to find out how much is yours. >> i'm bill hemmer in tonight for shepard smith. president obama saying that immigration reform is, quote: within our grasp. and today he spelled out his plan to fix the system just a day after a bipartisan group
of senators released their idea. but one of those republican senators telling fox news the president could end up hurting the cause. mr. obama flew to las vegas today to unveil his plan. one of the major sticking points is border security. now, just yesterday the white house enforcement has never been better but today the president called for making more improvements. and he played up the similarities between his idea and the senator's proposal. >> the time has come for common sense, comprehensive, immigration reform. >> for the first time in many years, republicans and democrats seem ready to tackle this problem together. >> but analysts say there are differences, unlike the senators, the president did not say the feds have to improve border security before illegal immigrants can take a so-called path of citizenship. this morning on america's newsroom, one of those senators republican marco rubio telling me that is a deal him. >> it seems like he is starting to start a bidding war. we are not going to do an
immigration bidding war. we have a set of principles, i have been talking about them for a number of weeks. fortunately there is a group of senate democrats and republicans here who had similar principles who were able to join together to announce those prince tell p. pells. now we are going to start working on turning those principles into a bill, a law. at some point that's just a starting point because we have all the other members of the senate have their opinions. the president cease this as an opportunity toe move this issue to the left to try to outbid us on immigration. i think that speaks poorly for the future outcome of this entire endeavor. this is about solving a problem. >> it won't be easy either. saying we hope the president is careful not to drag the debate to the left and ultimately disrupt the difficult work that is ahead in the house and at senate. wendell goler live in las vegas traveling today with the president, good evening, wendell. the president rewrote his speech after he heard the senators of yesterday. what do you know of that? well, bill, he had originally planned a more scolding
speech. a call for senators or members of congress to get to work on immigration reform. instead he congratulated the 8 members of the senate on a bipartisan proposal aids say is close enough to the president's principles that he is don't for now to let congress take the lead instead of submitting his own legislation. the key to it all was the apparent republican change of heart on a path to citizenship for people in this country illegally. >> we have to deal with the 11 million individuals who are here illegally. we all agree that these men and women should have to earn their way to citizenship. but for comprehensive immigration reform to work, it must be clear from the use set that there is a pathway to citizenship. >> the president's proposal family immigration laws to gay couples. he says couples shouldn't have to choose between the one they love and the country they love, bill? >> after my interview earlier this morning, senator rubleio had more to say about this on
the floor of the senate, what was said there. >> the senator would like to have heard the president call for a guest worker program. he would like to have heard him make tighter border security a precondition for that path to citizenship for people in the country illegally. as far as he is concerned, the president's path is a little too easy. >> if this endeavor becomes a bidding war war who see who comes up with the easiest, quickest and cheapest path way to green card possible, this thing is not going to go well, folks. >> now, white house officials frankly don't think republicans can sell an immigration plan to the latino community that the president doesn't party. republicans on the other hand are concerned if mr. obama is tied too closely to the plan they might not be able to sell it to other republicans, bill? >> it can get tricky. live in las vegas tonight. fox news weather alert now. we are monitoring dangerous conditions that could bring large hail and strong winds,
even tornadoes to some parts of the country. janice dean live in the fox extreme weather center tonight. and what is happening out there, janice? >> yeah, bill, this is storm reminiscent of the end of april let alone the end of january. we have tornado watches that extend from northeast texas up towards illinois. the latest watch including much of arkansas where we think all of the ingredients are going to come together outbreak. tornado warnings. for west central arkansas. that's good for the next several minutes, tornado watches meaning conditions are favorable for tornadoes. tornado warnings meaning we he have spotted strong rotation on radar or strained weather spotters have indicated a tornado on the ground. severe weather threat again from the gulf coast up towards the southern great lakes but this area shaded in red, a very rare thing to see at the end of january to see all of these cities in this moderate risk deemed by the storm prediction center see potential for winds, hail and long lasting long lived large
tornadoes through this area across the area. back to you, bill. >> bill: could be a busy night tonight. what are we looking forward in the hours ahead there, janice? >> overhead tonight. that's going to be the most dangerous because people are not on their guard. they are sleeping in some case so we want to make sure that you know whether radio ares on are on and paying close attention to local fox stations tomorrow the threat moves eastward mid-atlantic region down to florida and d.c. and pittsburgh. you could get in on the potential for severe weather. take a look at friewrd as we go overnight tonight. really the worst time where we have have tornadoes. people are urged to stay alert. as we get into the overnight and into the tomorrow, the system is going to continue to look eastward. look behind it, bill. we had temperatures in the mid 60's in chicago. going down to the single digits later on this week. the system will continue to move eastward 6 to 12 inches of snow possible across the upper midwest and the great lakes. finally by thursday evening it's out of here. still packing a punch across the southern plains up towards
the upper midwest where we could have a blizzard. >> those temperature swings are insane. rarely, if ever, do you see it like that. >> we set some records today. a 99 year record was broken in chicago today. >> all right. janice, thank you, and thanks for the warning tonight in our weather center. >> you bet. investigators have released surveillance video of a new york city mother who has gone missing in turkey. one set of video shows sierra walking down the street in istanbul eventually heading down escalator into a mall. another video shows her sitting down at a table by herself and having something to eat. sierra was due back from her trip to turkey last week. she was not on board that plane. and her husband and brother arrived in turkey yesterday to help find her. police say sierra made side trips to amsterdam and munich but they say they are still trying to figure out why she visited those cities. investigators say they found her passport, her clothes, and other belongings at a local hostile but still no signs of
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♪ >> bill: it's official now, senator john kerry will be president obama's next secretary of state. the senate confirmed that nomination today and it wasn't even close frankly. only three lawmakers voted. no the republican senators ted cruise and john cornyn from texas and james inhofe out of oklahoma all voting no. you can even see the lawmakers congratulating senator kerry with hugs and pats on the back before the voting was even
finished. remember his confirmation hearing in front of the senate foreign relations committee a couple weeks ago was largely free of fireworks. senator kerry chaired that same committee for four years. after today's vote, he submitted his resignation letter and is he set to deliver his closing address tomorrow after 28 years in the senate. after that swearing in, senator kerry will take the baton from the outgoing secretary of state, hillary clinton. she goes "on the record" with greta's tonight. defended our mission in benghazi, libya, which came under attack on september 11th. that assault killed four americans, including our ambassador in libya. >> we knew that there were dangerous people in and around benghazi. we also knew that there were a lot of loose weapons and part of what we were doing there was trying to get leads on recovering those loose weapons. and we knew that there was smuggling routes that could go into egypt, into sinai,
threaten israel. there were very important reasons why we were there, not just the state department, but other government agencies. >> you can watch the full interview later tonight only here on the fox news channel. "on the record" with greta 7:00 eastern. 7:00 on the west coast. the u.s. army now trying to determine the origin of a surface-to-air missile launcher. it turned up not on battlefield but a gun buy back program in seattle. the mayor says police there recovered more than 700 guns along with the stinger missile launch tube. detectives say somebody already used it so it cannot be used again. when in working order they are cable of shooting down a passenger jet. in fact, this is a photo of taliban militants with stinger missile launchers in front of a plane they hijacked in afghanistan back in the 1990s. trace gallagher is live now in our west coast newsroom tonight with more on this. any theories on where this missile launch tube came from, trace? >> you know, bill, this could be nothing more than military
waste, which is why as you said the military is now involved, trying to trace the serial numbers to come up with the origin now. the bigger concern here is that these might have been smuggled in and experts point out that a tube with the missile can be smuggled as easily as a tube without a missile. as we know, thousands of these things are missing in libya. and afghanistan and even empty tubes may not be harmless. listen. >> theoretically these things are shoot and forget and one time use weapons. aim at a target. you fire it,ened the actual component, the shell, the tube becomes inoperable. not quite so true. you can actually have someone who understands the technology who would find a way to basically reengineer or re-use one of these tubes. >> yeah, use it all over again. the military has inspected the launcher but the serial numbers may take a while for them to trace are a, bill. >> bill: we just mentioned that these missiles, if capable could take out a
passenger jet. how accurate are they, trace? >> well, they are very accurate. these are heat seeking missiles which means they actually lock on to the exhaust. the heat from the exhaust that comes from the aircraft, which makes them very accurate to anything below 11,000 feet, add to that the fact that these things are very light. they weigh about 35 pounds, which makes them as you see right there, very portable. military aircraft have ways to divert these types of missiles, unfortunately civilian aircraft like passenger jets do not have a way to avoid them at all. bill? >> bill: trace gallagher from l.a. tonight. an extreme sports athlete clinging to life tonight after a nasty snowmobile accident at the winter x games in aspen, colorado. the latest on his condition and new questions about the safety of these sports. plus, it's not niagara falls but the dare devil nic woe linda is at it again. taking his high wire act
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the injured writer's grandfather telling "the denver post" today, it's almost certain he is not going to make it. caleb moore was attempting a back flip when this happened. his snowmobile ski caught the snow. he slammed in the landing and the 450-pound machine crashed right over the top of him. at first he appeared to be okay. but after he was able to walk off the course medics rushed him to the hospital in colorado. that's where doctors found bleeding around his heart which reportedly caused complications in his brain. meanwhile caleb's brother colton separated his pelvis racing on the very same course. and on sunday another rider lost control of his snowmobile after a jump. we showed you this last night. the machine throttle somehow got stuck and zoomed toward a crowd of spectators. fortunately a net caught it just before it went into fans nearby. "the fox report's" chief correspondent jonathan hunt
more with this night? do we know what went wrong. >> frankly, bill it, looks like a simple and yet disastrous mistake. 25-year-old caleb moore had landed this kind of trick many times before in practice and apparently in competition. trying to do a back flip. can you see there in slow motion. came up short. the skis went into the slope. he flipped over the handle bars, that 450-pound machine came down right on top of him. just a simple mistake but a huge weight landing on him. his mother said in a statement on the moore brothers facebook page today quote so many of you, hundreds of you have sent words of love, encouragement and scripture. some of you don't even know us or the boys personally. i can't possible respond to all of you individually, but please know that your words are being read. thank you, thank you from wade, caleb's father, michelle, his mother and colton his brother, who was also injured.
we just heard from a family spokeswoman this evening that there is no change in caleb's condition. he remains critical. the family that spokeswoman says remains strong. >> bill: you wonder if you have a series of events like this if it's coincidence or wonder how common it is in this sport. >> surprisingly not psychiatry common actually. there are always accidents in the x games but there are rarely these sort of serious, life-threatening accidents. and, in fact, there has never been a fatality in the exfrmt games competition. we hope this does not turn into one, of course. there have been fatalitying in these kind of extreme sports. just a year ago, almost to the day, sarah berk a freestyle ski from her canada died after suffering a traumatic brain injury when she was in practice in park city, utah for the x games. two years before that on the same half pike in park city, snowboarder kevin pierce injured himself very badly. fell into a coma.
two years of recovery for him to learn to walk. and talk again. but espn, which televises the x games released a statement today saying in part we have worked closely on safety issues. with athletes, course designers and other course experts for 18 years of x games. still, when the world's best compete at the highest level in any sport, risks remain. caleb is a four time x games medalists who fell short on his rotation on a move he has landed several times previously. it is perhaps precisely, bill, because these kind of injuries devastating injuries are so infrequent that we take so much notice when they do happen. >> bill: it's amazing things to watch x games, too. they grow in popularity each and every year. our best to caleb. jonathan, thank you. the guy who walked across niagara falls tight rope last summer. remember that in june. put on a show for his hometown. sarasota, florida, famed dare devil nic wolinda complete add
high wire walk 200 feet above a highway in sarasota. unlike niagara falls he was not wearing a safety harness. he says that did not change his approach today. >> i take them all just the same. they are all just as serious as the last. every single one i'm risking my life it's important i stay extremely focused and i never get to the point of complacency. >> it took him only 15 minutes to this speed. officials closed down the highway for the stunt in sarasota. right after his first inauguration. guantanamo bay. four years later. the feds are now closing the office that was in charge of closing gitmo. plus, the dramatic 911 call as a plane plunges into an icy river. >> the plane definitely going down. we're going down. >> get out. get out. >> more on that call, and we'll tell you what happened after they ended up in that icy water. that is coming up here tonight
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the plane is taking on water. >> okay. sir? >> yes. >> i need you to get out of the plane and let me know when you are out. >> well, i'm out of the plane. >> okay. >> i'm going to lose you. i'm going to lose you. the water is freezing. >> myomy. he knew his body was shutting down. within another 15 minutes, police fished the pair out of the water. doctors released them from the hospital just yesterday. we are told they are doing a okay. meanwhile in southern china a massive sink hole opened up in the middle of a busy city. that entire building collapsed right into it. no word on injuries but officials evacuated people in closed roads nearby. hours later. three more buildings reportedly fell, no word on what caused that whole thing. but accidents near subway construction zones said to be common in china because of lower safety standards in that country. if there i'm bill hemmer in for shepard smith.
this is the fox report. we don't have to deal with the debt ceiling again until august. that's what the treasury department is telling members of congress now. last week house republicans agreed to suspend the limit on how much the feds can borrow until the month of may. but treasury officials say they can take extraordinary measures to move around some money and keep paying the bills a bit longer. in the meantime. the two parties are still going at it over government spending. mike emanuel live on capitol hill tonight. republicans hammering democrats over that growing national debt, mike. >> well, that's right, bill. $16 trillion and counting. republicans say you cannot tax the wealthy enough to make a dent. a leading senate republican says president obama has talked a good game but has not delivered. >> when it comes to reducing the debt as we would say out in the west, the president has been all hat and no cowboy. in other words, he has been all talk and no action. what we have seen over the past four years as trillion-dollar deficits every single year, the debt has
ballooned by 50% and so the president's record and his rhetoric just don't match up. >> republicans say democrats got their tax increases part of the fiscal cliff standoff. the final settlement and now many republicans are saying new taxes are off the table, bill. >> bill: what are democrats saying about the strong possibility, mike, that these cuts to defense spending may go into effect after all. >> well, democratic leader harry reid said that next week senators were going to sit down and talk about alternatives to those cuts to domestic and defense spending. today senator reid hinted at more taxes. >> remember, the american people still believe by an overwhelming margin, that the rich should contribute to this. they believe that medicare shouldn't be whacked, part of it the american people worry should be the wet yes people in america. paying a little bit.
spending cuts and revenue. >> say spending cuts and more revenue. there is your showdown, bill. >> there it is indeed. mike emanuel from capitol hill tonight. the office in charge of shutting down guantanamo bay is shutting down itself. that's according to a state department memo indicating the department has reassigned the official who ran the office and will not replace him. four years ago this month, president obama signed an executive order to close gitmo within a year. since then congress has blocked funding for transferring any detainees to the u.s. catherine herridge is tracking that live in our d.c. newsroom tonight. this announcement was a bit under the radar, was it not, catherine. >> it was. the point man for transfer detainees to other countries has been assigned and no replacement identified. fox news was told, quote: the administration has made clear
that closing the guantanamo bay is in the interest of our national security and continuing its efforts to close it as for the failure to close the detention camps within a stated year. human rights groups say they are deeply disappointed with the president's lack of leadership, adding: >> i think that daniel freed leaving his position with no one replacing him, really sends a message to the white house that the state department can't implement the president's policy because the president doesn't have one. >> since 2009. the number of detainees has dropped from 242 to 166. but at the same time, those suspected or confirmed of getting back into terrorism has jumped to nearly 1 in three detainees that's 28%, bill. >> remarkable why this is happening. there is a hearing at get know this week for one of the 9/11 suspects. right? >> that's right. observers at the military court in guantanamo tell fox there is a bizarre episode when the audio and video feeds of the proceedings were suddenly cut. the interruption which apparently took the judge,
army colonel james poll by surprise came during a discussion of the cia secret prisons. the episode is raising the possibility that the cia also has a role sensors what the public and media can hear. agency spokesman declined to comment late this afternoon to fox, bill. >> bill: catherine, thank you. catherine herridge in washington tonight. it is one of the more brutal scenes of the entire syrian civil war. dozens of people found shot to death. their hands bound and many of them just teenagers. activists say pro-government militia men summarily executed 65 people with bullets to their heads and syria's largest city aleppo. they also say the gunmen dumped their victims in a river which floated the bodies downstream into a rebel-held area. syria's state run television has not reported on the massacre. we cannot confirm who is responsible due to severe media restrictions in that country. the united nations reporting that syrian civil war has led to the deaths of more than
60,000 people over the past two years. >> the head of the egyptian army now warning that political unrest in that country is pushing one of the more influential nations in the arab world to the brink of collapse. protests against the country's controversial new president. they have been raging for days off and on. you could go back months to make that point, too. at least 60 people have died in the latest clashes with police there. president morsey took power last year and has granted himself near dictatorial power. islamist political party also recently rewrote the country's constitution in its favor and keep in mind the u.s. gives egypt more than a billion dollars a year and today one of president morsey's top aids claim the holocaust is a hoax. he even said that u.s. intelligence agencies had cooked up the story to destroy germany and japan and that all 6 million so-called holocaust victims had actually moved to the u.s. the aide who made those claims
is in charge of appointing all editors to egypt's state run newspapers. of course, iranian president mujahideen has -- mahmoud acontinue jad said it never happened. a bomb blue off both of his arms. this hero soldier never lost hope. in a moment how doctors gave new arms to one of our nation's bravest and what he has been able to do with them now. plus, you might be a millionaire. you might be a millionaire and not even know it. there are billions of dollars in cash just sitting around waiting for someone just to walk in and claim it. we will show you how coming up. [ male announcer ] red lobster is hitting the streets
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arms during a 13 hour operation. incredibly complex surgery. in fact, it's only the seventh such operation ever to happen here in the u.s. the surges -- surgeons say they rehearsed it on cadaver limbs four times over the last year and a half. as he wheeled himself in for a news conference today. we saw that he could already use his arms. >> pretty much now i can move my elbow. this is my elbow, the one i had before. i can rotate a little bit. this arm is pretty much not much movement at all. not yet. at least hopefully, we're hopeful for the future to get some pretty good function out of it. >> bill: what an amazing person. he says the surgery has already made an enormous difference in his life. >> it's given me a lot of hope for the future. i feel like i'm getting a second chance to start over after i got hurt. so i'm excited. excited for the future and see
where i can go with it. >> morocco says he has no regrets about his service in the military even though it cost him so much. in fact, last july, months before the transplant he told fox news he would do it all over again. jennifer griffin live at the pentagon now. are there limitations for him in the future? >> not according to his doctors and him, bill. >> driving. [ laughter ] absolutely, driving. >> why? >> i used to love to drive it was a lot of fun for me. and marathon. i would love to get back to that. >> i think he will able to try to throw a football. i don't know if he will be hitting a 60-yard runs down like joe flacco against the broncos. [ laughter ] you know, but i suspect he will will get there. i don't think there is really much that we're going to be able to keep him from doing. >> he will be able too tie his
own shoes and even use chop sticks if he wants. it will take a little while. he has to do six hours of physical therapy a day. >> because the nerves regenerate at the maximum speed of one inch per month. the therapy will continue for a few years. >> that will be a full-time job for the time being, bill. >> bill: indeed, it will. he needs a strong family to get through this and do it well. how do his family and parents feel about it it, jennifer? >> you know, his brother spent all of the last four years by his side at walter reed and the last six weeks at johns hopkins. his mother doesn't want to look backwards only forwards. >> i was on church easer sunday when i got the call from the department of defense. and i don't want to go back there. >> you know, is he hard-headed. he is stubborn. he likes to do things his way. that's what's going him where he is now. >> i have always, since i have gotten hurt, i still thought of myself as being normal. i hated the word handicapped. >> thanks to a donor and a
team of the nation's very best doctors assembled at johns hopkins he now has a pair of new arms, bill. >> bill: sometimes you wonder they get the strength. >> police searching for puppy nappers and a possible connection to another pet shop heist. fox watch across america. nevada. officials say crooks made off with four dogs in the first break-in late monday night in las vegas. about 90 minutes later, thieves broke into a business a few miles down the road. they took several bearded dragon lizards and four exotic birds. some worth more than $2,000. ohio. an explosion tore apart a vacant home near toledo. sending one side much the house on to a neighbor's car. nobody hurt, officials investigating the cause. south carolina, the world's
first successful combat submarine. the confederate h.l. hunley. uss -- during the civil war. scientists say they found remnants of the torpedo still attached to the delivery pole. that could mean the sub was only some 20 feet from the union ship when the torpedo exploded. possibly damaging the sub or knocking out its crew. new jersey, more than 300 hawthorne high students hit the gym to pop 8,000 square feet of bubble wrap in two minutes. the event set a new guinness world record and raised money for the survivors of the connecticut school shooting. all part of the annual bubble wrap appreciation day in the town where the packing material was invented. and that's the fox watch across america. >> fox across america is brought to you by liberty mutual insurance. responsibility, what's your policy? millions of americans are
missing out on money they have either forgotten or don't know they have in the first place. according to government reports, state and federal agencies hold $58 billion in unclaimed cash and benefits. everything from old bank accounts to insurance payouts, even jewelry. the experts say it might even be your money but it's up to you to claim it. gerri willis from the fox business network with me tonight. good evening to you, gerri. >> good evening. >> $58 billion. >> you know what that is? >> serious cash is what that is? >> 186 bucks for every american, man, woman and child in the country. it's a lot of money and it's held mostly by the states. the federal government has a whole lot of this. take a look at this. some 16 billion is u.s. savings bonds that are unclaimed. just sitting there, doing nothing. 300 million in pension benefits. 153 million in irs refund checks that nobody has claimed. this money is just sitting there. >> so with -- it's ours? [ laughter ] >> how do we get it? >> all right.
here's how you do it, okay? you go to unclaimed.org, not.com because they will charge you money. unclaimed.org. make sure you go there. somebody in your mind that you think might have left something behind. a loved one. type in the search field the estate of john smith. the estate of mary snow and it will return what's out there and might be out there for you. that's how this money gets back to people. i want to give you one more web site here treasury hunt.gov. if you think there are savings bonds out there that might have gone unclaimed. that's easy to happen you always give kids those savings bonds and everybody forgets about them. >> they are really going to give it back? >>y. >> we'll find out. >> i'm putting your name in the search field. >> bill: thank you. gerri willis from the fox business network. most nickels are worth five cents. one very special coin could be worth millions. a 1913 liberty head nickel, one of only five known to exist. coin experts say a mint worker probably made it in secret about 100 years ago.
and the coin was with a collect tore car crash in the 1960's, for decades people thought it was fake until the owners took it to some experts and realized it's real all right. now it is up for sale. reps for heritage auction say it could bring in $2 million. other collectors say it could go for double that price. super storm sandy left behind enough debris to fill up the empire state building. more than a dozen times. so what do you do with all that stuff that's left behind? some clean up crews now say they could reuse or recycle everything from pieces of metal to the branches and leaves from fallen trees. we'll have a look at that plus, a fiery oil tank explosion sent at least two people to the hospital. an update tonight on their condition. alive. meet the five-passenger ford c-max hybrid.
>> bill: two injured people were smoking on top of a storage tank when the. fire engulfed two of the five tanks of the place. crews sprayed foam to keep the flames from spreading elsewhere. one of the victims suffered severe burns to the face and chest. the other is currently on life support tonight. >> today marks three months since super storm sandy devastated parts of the northeastern u.s. a major effort now underway to recycle huge amounts of all the debris that sandy left behind. and crews say they might be able to reuse everything from fallen tree branches to well the chunks of concrete. rick leventhal is live at rock away queens new york for us tonight. are they still working there tonight, rick? they are bill.
front end loaders work until midnight and crank back up at 4:00 a.m. while the truck traffic slows at night. you can see the one behind us. headed for a landfill while the heavy equipment separates other materials into recyclables and separates out the so-called white goods. appliances like refrigerators, washers and dryers that need to be stripped down so hazardous materials can be removed. similar operations are running around the clock in new jersey where up to 8 a% of material is being recycled. >> it was overwhelming. there were so much debris that it kept coming and coming in to the point where building where we store our garbage was completely full. >> the amount of debris truly staggering. 12 million cubic yards collected so far, bill. >> bill: some of what is collected is going to be given back to the people. how will that work, rick? >> the recyclers call it vegetative debris. there is a site just down the road from us here that has so much wood and trees it could fill a football field piled
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>> bill: shooting on school bus in southern alabama, jonathan hunt monitoring that now live in our newsroom. what happened here, jonathan? >> this is an extraordinary story unfolding in rural southern alabama. midland city, dale county. it appears that a school bus was stopped this afternoon by an armed man. that armed man apparently demanded to be able to take a 6-year-old child off the bus. the school bus driver refused, according to local reports, and was then shot several times. now, the dale county sheriff is telling wbmatv locally that that school bus driver has now died. there are also local reports now, bill, that this shooter took this 6-year-old child hostage and is now hold up in a self-made bunker behind a local church. the destiny church. we have not confirmed this story of the bunker, but that is one local report coming out.